FILARDI TALKS RICKY & SALEM
In FANGORIA #224 (on sale now), WRONG TURN actress Emmanuelle Chriqui joins a chorus of fans in asking, ?Whatever happened to RICKY 6???the fact-based shocker about devil-worshipping Long Island teens in which she appears. So Fango asked the film?s writer/director, Peter Filardi, about the current status of his much-praised 2000 production.
?RICKY 6 is stuck in a battle between the bank that owns it and the insurance company which the bank is trying to sue,? Filardi tells Fango. ?I would like to pry the film out, because we have Silver Nitrate waiting to do a video release, but no luck so far. I want to tell the fans to be patient, because we haven?t given up.?
Filardi happily reports that he?s pleased so far with TNT?s new four-hour miniseries of SALEM?S LOT, which he adapted from Stephen King?s classic novel. ?[My version] will be closer to the book in tone? than the 1979 CBS televersion directed by Tobe Hooper, Filardi says. ?It gets much deeper into the town like the novel did, more of a Russell Banks/John Updike look at small-town America. I expanded the stories of many characters and really packed the four hours with drama. They?re shooting in Melbourne, Australia and will wrap around July 1. The dailies look great because the director is Mikael Salomon, DP of Cameron?s THE ABYSS. Plenty of shadows and atmosphere.?
Tentatively scheduled to air next summer, SALEM?S LOT stars Rob Lowe, Samantha Mathis, Andre Braugher and James Cromwell, and also reunites BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER movie antagonists Donald Sutherland and Rutger Hauer.
Courtesy of Fangoria